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'The Hollars' Review: Family Matters

Scary hospital stays and singing sons make for a keeper

Yay From the outside, the complexity of the way a single family operates as an organism is unintelligible. Meet Don, Ron, John and their mom (Sally).

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm

'Snowden' Review: One-Way Ticket to Moscow

Oliver Stone taps into the world of the infamous whistleblower

Yay Oliver Stone doesn’t do short and sweet. He does long and developed. Most of the time, he’s even really good at doing important, tense, conflicted moments in US history.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm

'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years' Review

Yay Practically everyone is familiar with the story of The Beatles and their rise from the basement venues of Liverpool and Hamburg to unprecedented crowds of screaming fans.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Alex De Vore

Kubo and the Two Strings Review: All You Need is Love

Laika achieves its best film yet

Yay Animation powerhouse Laika, which previously brought us Coraline and ParaNorman, is out to blow our minds all over again with Kubo and the Two Strings, a fable heavily influenced by Japanese mythology and one o...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Alex De Vore

Microbe and Gasoline Review

Yay This premise of this movie just isn’t breathtaking. Two boys in France build a car and take a journey. Yawn. Wake us when they get there.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm

Ghostbusters Review

So good it's almost scary

Yay The reboot from Paul Feig (Freaks and Geeks, Bridesmaids) and Parks and Recreation writer Kate Dippold is actually everything you want and more, so, like good scientists, let’s examine the facts her...

Monday, July 18, 2016 Alex De Vore

Tickled Review: Global Tickling Phenomenon

Yay What first seemed a quirky TV story for New Zealand pop culture journalist David Farrier quickly took a turn into the control fetish of a well-heeled (and perhaps even dangerous) recluse.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm

Yarn Review: Rhythm Section

With nary a sock or sweater, doc spins unexpected stories

Yay Something about knitting graffiti generates a joyful energy.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm

'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' Review

Yay Endless billows of chiffon, surreal lighting and flexible bamboo stilts—no, it’s not Cirque du Soleil, it’s acclaimed director Julie Taymor’s (The Tempest) interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Rose Antonelli-Fatton

Fly on the Weiner

A fly on the wall witnesses a campaign in decline via a political documentary that gets up close with Anthony Weiner

Yay Throughout Weiner, the eponymous documentary that chronicles a disgraced politician’s ill-fated run for redemption, Anthony Weiner repeatedly refers to “the thing” that ended his career. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Steven Hsieh
 
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Morning Word: Death Penalty Reinstatement Would Cost State Millions

Morning Word At the same time New Mexico lawmakers are trying to shore up the state’s budget, the New Mexico Public Defender's Office is questioning the costs associated with reinstating the death penalty.  ... More

Sept. 22, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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